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Re: [humanism-174] Irony......

From: Mo N
Sent on: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4:24 PM
God work in mysterious ways!! :)
Sent from my LG phone

Conrad Bruton <[address removed]> wrote:

>Wait a minute!! Doesn't Zeus control the weather?When Haiti had the earthquake,Robertson­ said they had been punished for selling their souls to Beezlbub.What did the Filipinos do to deserve this?And only 150K?The Vatican Gang is stingy.
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>*Oh, Conrad!  This is good.  So, even Frank knows that prayers are not
>really going to do much!*
>
>Pope calls for ‘concrete’ help for the Philippines
>
>http://www.sconew...­
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>*Vatican donates close to £100,000 to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, as
>charities launch emergency appeals*
>
>Pope Francis immediately called on Scottish Catholics to send ‘concrete
>aid’ to survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan after it killed tens of thousands
>of people and left millions homeless in the Philippines last weekend.
>
>The Holy Father repeated this call on Wednesday, asking Catholics to engage
>in the ‘real battle in favour of life’ by helping the Philippines.
>
>In Scotland, SCIAF has launched an emergency appeal to help victims of the
>catastrophic storm, which ravaged the island nation with 150 mph winds, and
>is working with its partners on the ground, Caritas Philippines, to help
>emergency aid reach people who have been made homeless by the storm. Aid to
>the Church in Need (ACN) has also promised help for people devastated by
>the typhoon.
>
>Early estimates suggest that at least 10,000 people died after the typhoon
>hit, although many of the victims may never be found. More than 80 per cent
>of the population of the Philippines is Catholic and the Pope said at his
>Angelus on Sunday that he wanted all Catholics to pray ‘for these brothers
>and sisters and let’s try, also, to make our concrete help reach them.’
>
>“I wish to express my closeness to the people of the Philippines and that
>region that has been hit by a terrible typhoon,” he said. “Unfortunately,
>the victims are many and the damage is enormous.”
>
>
>
>*Aid*
>
>The Vatican has made an initial donation of $150,000 (close to £100,000)
>for the relief efforts through the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. The money,
>sent through the local churches hardest hit by the storm, was earmarked to
>support ‘assistance for the displaced and those impacted by the flooding.’
>
>The Pope also sent a telegram to Philippine President Benigno Aquino saying
>he was ‘deeply pained by the destruction and loss of human lives.’ In the
>message, he also encouraged civil authorities and rescue workers in their
>efforts and prayed that God would offer ‘the nation strength and
>consolation.’
>
>The Philippine Catholic bishops have called for a novena of prayer and
>emergency aid for the victims and their grieving families.
>
>
>
>*SCIAF Appeal*
>
>In Scotland, Lorraine Currie, head of international programmes for the
>Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF), said the scale of the
>disaster was hard to understand but the charity’s emergency appeal would
>make a vital difference.
>
>“This is a major disaster which will require a huge humanitarian response
>over a prolonged period,” she said. “There is an urgent need for clean
>water, food, temporary shelters, hygiene kits and medicines.
>
>“I would urge everyone to give whatever they can to support the people in
>the Philippines as they try to survive over the coming days and recover in
>the longer term.”
>
>Haiyan struck the coastal provinces of Leyte and Samar on Friday. It was
>one of the most powerful storms on record to make landfall. Hundreds of
>thousands of people had been evacuated before the typhoon hit, but many
>evacuation centres were unable to withstand the onslaught.
>
>The typhoon then headed west, sweeping through six central Philippine
>islands and into Vietnam and southern China, where there were also fatalitie
>
>
>On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 2:50 PM, Conrad Bruton <[address removed]>wrote:
>
>> Did EL POPPA FRANK send any dinero to help out? Or is he & his Bishops
>> holding onto the $ and just sending prayers?
>> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
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>> *From: * sheri presloid <[address removed]>
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>> *Date: *Wed, 20 Nov[masked]:54:33 -0500
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>> *Subject: *[humanism-174] Irony......
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>> The Philippines (from what I read and heard) are very religious in RCC.
>>  So, here we have a rainbow.  Oops....it came AFTER the storm.
>>
>> This is from the BBC "Week in Pictures".  I just had to share....
>>
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>> [image: Inline image 1]
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